Nick James MBACP Psychotherapist

Nick James MBACP Psychotherapist

91 Commercial Road
BH14 0JD


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About me

The most important aspect for success in counselling, is the counselling relationship itself. That’s why it’s really important to pick the right counsellor for you. So It’s only fair I try and give you a sense of who I am and what counselling with me would be like.

Who am I and what do I offer?

My name is Nick and I am a professionally trained and registered psychotherapist. I believe life is difficult and people encounter difficulties including personal catastrophes along the journey of life. I believe discovering your personal meaning to life is fundamental to being the best you can be. It can be scary and worrying to do this as it might bring in questions about who you are, what choices you’ve made and why you’ve made them. But it’s through this that personal growth is enabled.

Counselling can be an opportunity to share your problems and difficulties of life with a professionally trained individual that is wanting the best for you. I definitely want the best for you. What is best for you will be unique to you and different for everyone and it’s through therapy that you can work towards this. It’s a place where you can explore your feelings safely and leave counselling with a better understanding of who you are and how you relate to others. It’s this increased self-awareness and developing courage that can shift the direction you are heading. You are free to talk about whatever you need to talk about. I will be with you on your journey while we explore together.

I was trained using the Clarkson integrative relational model and achieved a Level 5 qualification with the University of Greenwich. I have an interest in neuroscience, psychology and I’m open to working with dreams.

I won’t tell you what to do, but I will try and help you find some answers for yourself.

I hope you find the right counsellor for you. If you think that might be me feel free to call or send a message so we can arrange your no obligation free first session. If not, then I wish you all the very best on your journey.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Foundation Degree in Counselling (University of Greenwich)
  • Level 3 Counselling Skill and Theory

As part of my dedication to maintaining my proficiency to practice I regularly attend continuing professional development courses.

Before entering the counselling field, I worked in business where  I was employed as a coach helping people develop their relationships and self-awareness within the work place.

I have focused my work within the charity and private sectors seeing clients for both short term and long term counselling.

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I offer a free no obligation 50 minute first session

Any subsequent session I charge £40 per session

I accept cash, cheque and any major credit or debit cards. Usually this is paid at the end of each session. If paying by credit or debit card there is a transaction fee of £1 per transaction on top of the session fee.

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH14 0JD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

My practice room is located upstairs


Monday to Saturday daytime and evening

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme